Naomi (given name)

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Naomi is a given name in various languages and cultures:


Naomi (Hebrew: נָעֳמִי) is a feminine Jewish name of Hebrew origin. In Hebrew, it means "pleasantness," and was originally pronounced with the stress on the <a> (the <o> is a Hataf Qamatz, marked with a shva to indicate that it is very short). In Judaism and Christianity, Naomi is Ruth's mother-in-law. Because Naomi appears in the Old Testament, this makes the name Naomi a Biblical name. The Hebrew name Naomi is not related to the Japanese name Naomi.[citation needed]

Variant Forms of Naomi (Hebrew)
Chinese 納奧米, 妮奥米
Czech Noemi
Dutch Naomi
English Naomi
Finnish Noomi
French Naomé (Belgian), Noemy, Noémi, Noémie, Noëmie
German Noemi, Noomi
Greek Νωεμιν
Hebrew נָעֳמִי
Hungarian Naómi, Noémi
Irish Náoimí
Italian Noemi
Japanese ナオミ
Korean 나오미
Persian نایومی
Polish Noemi
Portuguese Noemi, Noémia, Noêmia (Brazilian)
Russian Наоми, Ноэми
Spanish Noemi, Noemí, Nohemi (Mexican)
Tagalog Noemí, Naomi


Naomi (なおみ, ナオミ?), pronounced [naomi] is a unisex Japanese name. The Japanese name Naomi is not directly related to the Hebrew name Naomi.[citation needed] Naomi can be spelled using hiragana, katakana, kanji or a combination of kana and kanji.

  • なお美
  • ナオ美
  • 直美
  • 尚美
  • 直己
  • 尚己
  • 直実
  • 尚実
  • 奈緒美

People named Naomi[edit]


Fine Arts[edit]








  • Naomi Shemer, Israeli songwriter hailed as the first lady of Israeli song and poetry
  • Naomi Hall, American musician





Other Notable People[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Naomi, character in Kamen Rider
  • Naomi, character from MicroVolts
  • Naomi, James Bond henchwoman in the film The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Naomi, minor character from the Tokusatsu series Kamen Rider Den-O
  • Naomi Armitage, the main protagonist of the anime Armitage III
  • Naomi Bennett, fictional character on the Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice
  • Naomi Campbell, fictional character in the television series Skins
  • Naomi Clark, fictional character from the CW primetime drama show 90210
  • Naomi Collins, character in Dark Shadows
  • Naomi Dorrit, character in the American drama/adventure television series Lost
  • Naomi Harper, fictional character from the American sitcom Mama's Family
  • Naomi Hunter, character in the Metal Gear series
  • Naomi Smith, character from the Warner Brothers series, Devan and Jasmine & Timothy (Tiny Pop)
  • Naomi Wildman, character in the Star Trek universe who appeared on the television series Star Trek: Voyager
  • Naomi Misora, fictional ex-FBI agent character from the anime and manga series Death Note
  • Naomi, fictional Phantom Society Devil Summoner from the video game Soul Hackers
  • Naomi Nakashima, a fictional character in the survival horror video game Corpse Party

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